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2018 Midterms in Her Rear View Mirror

Karen McCormick

“I never wanted to be a politician. But I love our country, and our country is in trouble, and our representative isn’t doing his job.”

Those were among the first words shared by Karen McCormick, 2018 Democratic candidate for Colorado Congressional District 4, when she sat down for an interview with the Independent back in September.

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Communication Key as Eads Prairie Wind Farm Progresses

MET Tower

In the relatively near future, it’s likely that people living, working and traveling through Kiowa County are going to see several new structures on the horizon. Referred to as METs, the three 60 foot high Meteorological Evaluation Towers will be constructed for the purpose of measuring and collecting data regarding the characteristics of the wind. Speed, duration, frequency, turbulence—all those features of wind will be measured that people who live in these parts have, at some level, been aware of for most of their lives.

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It’s Medicare’s Annual Open-Enrollment Period October 15-December 7!

Medicare Open Enrollment

Colorado Organization Helping Individuals with their Healthcare Needs!

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Speaker Provides Insight Who Were The Northern Cheyenne? How did they Live?

The Sand Creek Massacre NHS is sponsoring a speaker’s series on Native and Non-Native American perspectives of the historical context in which the Sand Creek Massacre took place. Included in the sessions will be speakers on American history, tribal histories and American Indian Law.

If last week’s speaker, Rick Williams, is any indication of what’s to come, this is a series not to be missed.

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Free Presentation on the Causes of the Sand Creek Massacre

Gary L Roberts - Sand Creek Massacre Author and speaker - Photo Credit True West Magazine

“I tell you, Ned, it was hard to see little children on their knees have their brains beat out by men professing to be civilized.” So wrote Captain Silas S. Soule in 1864, shortly after the national tragedy known as the Sand Creek Massacre. Two hundred and thirty souls – Cheyenne and Arapaho men, women, and children – lost their lives that cold November day in 1864. It’s a tragedy that haunts us today. But what were the causes that led to this brutal attack?

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